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Robert J. Huba

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Huba, Robert J. ALBANY Robert J. Huba died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Robert was one of 10 children born to the late William and Mary Bigley Huba. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Henzel Huba and his six children, Janet of Florida, M. Barbara, Gerianne Anderson, Lisa Fasulo, Gregory W. (Valerie) of Rhode Island and Michael J. Huba. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Jarett, Amy Gibb, Hayley Suminski and Jamie Oberto, Sgt. Robert J. Huba of Kuai, Ian Anderson, Laura Anderson, William Huba, Alexandra Fasulo, Allegra Fasulo and Eliza Rose Vera. He is also proud great-grandfather to Braydon and Julia. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Blessing; his brother, Albert Huba and the late Gertrude Masse, Harold J., Joseph T., Walter E., Raymond V., Edward D., and Dolores Ann Huba. Mr. Huba was the retired president of Henzel-Powers Inc. He attended the Blessed Sacrament School, Christian Brothers Academy, and Siena College. He served with the United States Marine Corp. in the South Pacific during World War II, attaining the rank of Platoon Sergeant. He was an avid golfer and a former club champion and three time senior champion at Wolfert's Roost Country Club where he and Helen both enjoyed their holes-in-one. He was a five time golf champion of the Eastern Seniors Association. He was a member emeritus of the NYS Senior Golf Assoc., and active for many years with the Middle Atlantic Blind Golfers Association. Mr. Huba was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society of Albany as well as a member of the Elks Lodge #49, The American Legion Post 1610, and a former director of the board of the Albany Boys Club. He was an original trustee of the Wolfert's Roost Caddy Scholarship Fund and the first president of the Blessed Sacrament Home School Association. He was known as "Pop" and "Big D" to his family. He was a true patriarch and felt his greatest achievement was his family. He was a devoted grandpa, husband, father and patriot and will be so dearly missed. Those wishing to remember him may make contributions to The Rodino Family, C/O The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, 2050 Western Ave., Guilderland, NY 12084. Funeral services Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Parish of Mater Christi, Albany where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited. There will be no visitation hours. Interment Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Glenmont. To leave the family a special message, obtain a prayer card or directions, please visit

Published in Albany Times Union from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2012
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